12 Days of Christmas…12 Needful Things…Day 11

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Day 11- Storage Containers

Yes we have lots of “stuff” and that means we need something to put it in!  We are featuring two items for storage…one is made here in the “quilters workshop” by Scott pir staff carpenter and the other is not

Up first…these foldable storage “crates” come in a bunch of sizes but we picked two sizes that we fell in love with…mini/small and LargeCollapsible Tote_Small II

Here are the mini’s…they are prefect to put all those little essentials you need to keep right by your machine or to keep one packed to quickly grab on the way out the door to your sewing group or retreat…We all love to “retreat”! Then there is the small size which is a little bigger…Collapsible Tote_Large

Here is a photo showing the sizes compared to something…I am going to also keep one in my car to keep track of all the stuff I haul around everyday!  It sits nicely behind my driver’s seat.IMG_6499.jpg

Then next there is the spool caddy I had Scott make to store all my binding threads in an open but contained, pretty way…again two sizes…Thread Organizer_Small II

The small can also be used for your EPP threads or to house your piecing threads or binding threads….the large is my favorite and I have been using it for awhile…We have picked three paint colors for you to choose from…They also come with two dowels for large or small spooled threads…Thread Organizer_Large

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Mine is shown here…with easy access for my binding threads…still loaded with the red,white and blue spools from binding the Star & Stripe Gatherings projects…

Click HERE TO GO TO VIEW/PURCHACE STORAGE CONTAINERS

!Today I am on a flight to Las Vegas…a quick weekend with Nick…I am hoping to see Vegas Val (one of my long arm quilters) as well.  So if there are no posts after this one…Nick hit the jackpot and we skipped town…just kidding…You all know I’d love my job!!!

How are you doing on your decorating?  I am going to show off my new addition this year…I finally found a tinsel tree!!!!  I am so “in love” with it!!!!AfterlightImage 2AfterlightImage

To win a prize for today…Please tell me what your favorite Christmas decoration is…again…I can’t wait to read them…

Later…like tomorrow…I love posting everyday!! But I know you would all grow tired of me…LB

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I live in Butte Des Morts, WI, Married to Nick, with 3 sons, Lance (forever 29) , Luke 30 and Jake 29 I am a quilter, rugger, gardener and I also love to cook when I get the chance...

347 thoughts on “12 Days of Christmas…12 Needful Things…Day 11

  1. Hi Lisa,
    My favorite Christmas decoration is s needlepoint stocking that a gal who owns an antique shop gave me years ago. She let me pick from a group of items and I chose that one. I hang it every year on the door of our antique secretary, a huge piece of furniture with a drop leaf desk, it hangs from the skeleton key
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    JoAnn

  2. My favorite Christmas decoration is over 30 years old now. One year we didn’t have a topper for the tree and it look awful bare. My son found a red Solo cup in the cabinet, got some yellow construction paper, cut a circle out and drew the smiley face on it with a marker. It was such a happy decoration that we placed it on top of the tree. Our tree was decorated with children’s characters and the red Solo cup for many years.

  3. I LOVE Christmas- I totally redecorate my house! I love my tree all lit up & decorated with my ornaments & my parents that I inherited. I was tired of my Christmas Quilts so I made some new ones this year. But my absolute favorite thing is SnowGlobes!!

  4. I have two…an old world Santa quilt that I had made and the vintage ceramic lighted trees.. They are both so warm and cozy and if has a vintage look….i’m all for it! Have a wonderful holiday to all…..

  5. My grandfather’s 100 y.o. cracked crock with a Christmas decoration in it, like a cyclamen in bloom, a poinsettia, or a mini Chrismas tree. It sits on the floor next to the fireplace.

  6. I have a lot of favorites, but I guess my Jim Shore nativity scene. I collect ornaments too, though, so way too many favorites.

  7. My favorite decoration is our tree. It’s loaded with ornaments that have been handmade or gifted by friends and family. As I hang each one, I remember where it came from, every one is special.

  8. My favorite decoration is the tree. I enjoy putting on every ornament and then sitting with only the tree lights on and looking at it and every ornament. It is peaceful to me.

  9. I believe my favorite christmas decorations would be a few of my many Christmas quilts! I have several and am thrilled to put them out again each year. It makes it feel like home and makes it look so festive for the holidays!

  10. I love decorating with the old ceramic pieces my mother made years ago in the 60’s. I fill them with greenery or ornaments. They remind me of my parents and the many Christmases that we shared.

  11. I have favorite Christmas decorations and I have started a new favorite, making red/white quilts especially since I saw yours last Christmas. I have 3 made so far and displayed on an old ladder and fabric laid out for 3 more I hope to make this year. Love the red and white and love the one on your table!! Paula in KY

  12. I love to put my Christmas quilt on the bed. I made it years ago, but still love it because its comfy cozy!🎄

  13. I love decorating for Christmas, it’s my favorite holiday. I try to make a new Christmas quilt every couple of years. This year I pulled out all the decorations and thought “which quilt am I going to hang this year”. Well, I decided to hang them all! My den walls are covered with Christmas quilts, my favorite one so far is a pattern by Sue Garman called the Shivering Snowmen. My tree is up and decorated, the mantle is decorated, and there are little decorations all around my house. I will probably be finding them for months. However, I have no presents under the tree, have I bought or made any yet, nope! Guess I better get busy on that.

  14. My favourite Christmas decoration is a little cross stitch I stitched that says “Jesus is the reason for the season”! But I’m finally fine tuning my Christmas decor to the point I love it all and am sad thinking about taking it down … the season goes too fast!! Working on three Christmas quilts at the moment and watching made for TV Christmas movies as well as the classics …. really puts me in the Christmas spirit!

  15. I have so many, but my favorite is an oyster shell wreath made by one of my best friends with oyster shells we collected on a long beach walk! The second is my newly finished Christmas curved log cabin quilt! Have a great holiday…love your tinsel tree!

  16. My favorite decoration is the small train that I always used to run around the base of the Christmas tree. We’d run the train each night. It was so cool to turn the house lights off and watch the train run under the tree lights. All the gifts had to be piled high next to the tree stump/stand to not interrupt the train tracks.

  17. One of my favorite Christmas ornament is a small bell that hung on my parents first Christmas tree in 1940’s. Every year when I put it on my tree, a lot of memories flood around me. We have a gold star tree topper that we’ve used for all of our 52 years of marriage. It was hand made for us by a friend after an evening of playing cards and I had made the comment that we couldn’t find a topper for our 1st Christmas tree. He got a long strip of gold construction paper and folded and folded and made a 3 -d star. A cherished masterpiece

  18. Decorating my armoire cabinet with my New England Village is what I enjoy most each year. I always hang the stockings my mother knitted for us when we were first married and always find a special place to display my Christmas Quilt I made from blocks I won at a Christmas block exchange in our guild over 20 years ago.

  19. My favorite is making christmas cookies and listening to Christmas Carols and Mannheim Steamroller Christmas CD’s. This year my granddaughter is coming over to bake with me and that makes it even more special.

  20. A kneeling Santa reverently gazing at The Christ Child lying in a manger has been a centerpiece in our home since my grown children were infants. A reminder then, and now to my grandchildren, that we are celebrating Jesus’ birth!

  21. My favorite Christmas decoration is a wax figurine of Santa kneeling at the manger to remind me of the real reason for the season, but I do love your red/white tablecloth quilt!

  22. A long time ago (oh oh, reveal time), probably about 65 years ago, when my husband was still a little boy, he found a “Christmas tree” in the neighbor’s trash and brought it home to his mother. It’s metal (maybe brass?), about 18″ high, and has candle holders on the ends of the branches. All cleaned up, with a ribbon or two, and 10 “angel” candles, it’s the perfect centerpiece.

  23. My favorite Christmas decorations are the stockings we hang on the mantle. My grandma started the tradition sewing the stocking for her family. My mom made them for myself and my siblings. I hang my original stocking and made matching ones for my family. Reminds me of my childhood holidays blended with fun family memories.

  24. My favorite is a tall, skinny tree that I decorate with all my beautiful handmade ornaments from family and friends!

  25. This may sound strange but my favorite decoration is the train set my father bought for my sister and I 64 years ago. My sister had it for a number of years and when her boys got older she gave it to me for my daughter to enjoy. It didn’t work at that time but my husband fixed it up and now, every year the only time we have it out is when we put it under our Christmas tree. I remember as a little girl putting my toys on the train and giving them a ride. My daughter did the same. Very happy memories.

  26. One of my favorites is a cross stich nativity scene that I did years ago. I loved it so much that I did a second one for my mom! It really keeps the “Reason for the Season” front and center in our home!

  27. My favorite decoration is my tree filled to the brim with ornaments my boys made when the were little, ornaments my students made me when I taught seventh graders, mementos from trios take. And an assortment of other ornaments that have special meaning to us. Love, love. Love this special tree!

  28. My favorite Christmas decoration changes each year, this year I fully decorated my Christmas tree, it doesn’t get done each year. I enjoyed the memory of each ornament. I have ornaments from my grandparents trees in the 1930’s to my newest ornament from my nephew last year which was a hand blown ornament from the Ford motor company at the Henry ford museum. My uncle worked in the glass plant at the Ford factory and made ornaments in the 1950-1970 during this holiday season. So this ornament reminds me of my uncle as well as the trips to Greenfield Village during this season. Happy holidays.

  29. Favorite decoration is the ceramic nativity set made during the first few years of our marriage and a ceramic christmas tree given to us by my husbands grandmother.

  30. My favorite Christmas decoration is a needlepoint Swedish elf (tomte) wall hanging that I made years ago. It reminds me of my heritage and the traditional Scandinavian Christmas dinners at my grandmother’s house.

  31. My favorite Christmas decoration is a life size stuffed reindeer I have that I put antique bells on.

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  32. My favorite Christmas decoration are Christmas Cookies. Not only are they nice to look at, but smell good as well. It also gives me a warm feeling because sharing them is just as good as eating them so I make them to share with friends and neighbors. Of course I then receive baked goods back which adds to the spirit of Christmas. Happy Holidays everyone!

  33. My favorite Christmas decoration – The three wisemen I bought from an elderly lady who made them – over 40 years ago. They are about 14″ tall, adorned in hand made velvet robes and jewels Each carries one of the gifts for the Christ child. They are majestic! Our grown children say they remember these decorations from when they were small and the sight of them each year brings back memories of Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Jesus.

  34. My favorite, among many, are the bottle brush trees I have collected; starting with the “Charlie Brown” looking one from my parents. They are scattered on my mantle between stocking holders and (batter operated) candles.

  35. My favorite decoration is my large curio cabinet filled with lots of different Santas that I have collected over the years. It brings me happy memories of my childhood days. I love Santas!

  36. My favorite decoration is a small fabric Christmas tree my dad made. My mom was always the crafter. After my mom had a stroke my dad did more crafts while he sat with my mom everyday in the nursing home. One of things he made was fabric Christmas trees.

  37. A santa that came with candy in it. It was a gift to me when when I was little – back in the early 1960’s.
    My kids think it’s scary looking but I love it!

  38. Oh my I love that quilt on the table. Your thread boxes are wonderful. I love making cookies with my grandchildren they roll out the dough and pit sprinkles on them. The memories are priceless.

  39. I have a German smoker man who is an English palace guard and since my mother is English he reminds me of my heritage and my boys always got a kick out of seeing him “smoke” once a year.

  40. My favorite decoration is a hand blown tea pot which was my grandmother’s. It goes on my tree every year without fail. Well….not when the kids were little

  41. My favorite decoration is the nativity scene from my childhood. I am 64 so it is quite old. My mom let me have it a few years ago. I lost her this past September which makes it the most valuable thing I own. Merry Christmas and God Bless you Lisa.

  42. My Christmas tree decorations are all hand made. by me or my children. Each one has a special memory to me as I take one out to hang no the tree. But the one that means the most to me would be what my son made, the fat little dough boy my son made 45 years ago. His shirt up over his fat rounded belly with an elf face. Merry Christmas to everyone.

  43. My favorite Christmas decoration is the tree. I just love to sit in the evening with all of the house dark except for the tree lights and watch the tinsel dance.

  44. My favorite Christmas decoration is my collection of ornaments which were issued for years by my hometown’s historical society and museum. Each depicts an old house or building from town, many of which are no longer in existence. Each year, I decorate a small tree with them in the dining room.

  45. Many years ago I made a Santa from one of those printed patterns on material. Now it just isn’t Christmas without Santa on a chair by the fireplace. He is starting to look kind of ragged, but I love him just the same.

  46. My favorite Christmas Decoration is our Christmas tree. It’s full of ornaments that have meaning to our family. There are vintage ornaments from my grandma and mom, ornaments with pictures of our kids and handmade ornaments. I started collecting ornaments from vacations we took which is really fun to look back on places we’ve been to. So many memories in one place🎄

  47. My favorite Christmas decorations are ones that my mother and grandmother have made. My grandmother used to spend days making ornaments to give each of us a bag of them at Christmas. They are precious to me now. My mother was an amazing quilter and her hand appliqué phenomenal. Now she has dementia and the Christmas quilts she has given me are so special.

  48. I love the Christmas tree especially at night. The lights just make the house feel so warm and cozy. I don’t think my decorating is finished until I have at least one massive poinsettia in traditional red, I would love to have a house full.

  49. My favorite decoration(s) are the 5 glass Christmas bulbs (ornaments)f remaining from my parent’s tree growing up. Don’t know why but we always called round ball ornaments bulbs…lol. They are the first on the tree and take me right back to my childhood.

  50. My very favorite is my vintage tree where lots of the ornaments are from my parents tree. I love those old ornaments!

  51. My trees. The year after Mom had passsd, we hadn’t found the time to put up a real tree when I remembered the table top trees she had started using after it was too much for her & Dad to use a real tree. So I went to their house, found them & have been using them since, 1 in the living room & the other in the family room. Then I unpacked the lighted ceramic tree that I had originally made for my grandma & aunt. Later when finally going through my parents’ belongings I found a ceramic tree I had made for them & a small lighted one that a student had given her. In the dining room is a feather tree & I have antique light bulbs that are all different items from fish to birds to flowers that I found in my grandmother’s & aunt’s house. So my trees remind me of family & when kids get fidgety they’re told to go count the trees in the house.

  52. Our favorite decoration is one from our marriage 45 years ago. The florist who designed our flowers had small wire/pipe cleaner bees with googlie eyes in both my husband’s boutonnière and my bouquet as her shop was call The Busy Bee.. We took them out of the flowers and every year put them on our Christmas tree reminding us of the many years we’ve spent together.

  53. My favorite Christmas Decoration has got to be the kids stockings. Even though their grown, I still look forward to getting out their stockings and finding little things to fill them with.

  54. My favorite Christmas decoration is my Dad’s stained glass Santa’s. When my dad retired he wanted a hobby and learned the beautiful craft of stained glass and became a master craftsman in this lovely art. He used beautiful, unique color and textures of glass to make old fashioned Santa’s like the Wreath Santa, Woodland Santa, Cardinal Santa and Walking Santa. They are large pieces that I hang from chain with hooks anchored into my wood windows.

  55. My favorite Christmas is my Norman Rockwell quilt that I made from a panel at least 20 years ago. It’s the one of the children following the mailman at Christmas time. I hang it on the inside of my front door. When my dad was alive he always commented on it so I think of him every time I look at it.

  56. My favorite Christmas decoration is this trio of red bells. They plug into the porch light and each blinks differently. i’m not sure why they are my favorite (although they may be one of our oldest decorations) but every year I ask my husband to hang them up (even if we don’t get anything else done outside) and he rolls his eyes. You see, he doesn’t really care for them but he hangs them for me anyway. Maybe that’s why I love them so! Haha! Merry Christmas!

  57. My favorite decoration is the tree. We have several ornaments passed down from our parents as well as those we collected and made over the years. So many memories as each is brought out and placed on the tree.

  58. My Advent calendar. It reminds me of the true meaning of Christmas as i wait in anticipation of celebrating my Savior.

  59. I love all the lights sparkling like diamonds. Even though we are fortunate enough not to have snow to dance them off of, we do have plenty of rain.

  60. I have “Old World” ornaments from places we’ve traveled-San Freancisco cable car, Eiffel Tower, Big Ben…which take me back each year to sweet memories of our adventures together.

  61. Thanks for asking about my favorite Christmas decoration. It would have to be the wooly feather trees I am making this year and using around the house and for gifts. Plus, I have a collection of Nativity sets I treasure.
    Love your decor! Merry Christmas!

  62. My favorite Christmas decoration is the tree. We have it in a rotary stand. When it goes round and round, the lights seem to twinkle and there is never a back side of the tree. I have old ornaments from Mom, new ornaments and ornaments I made. I love to look at the tree when no other lights are on in the room.

  63. My favorite decoration is the mantle scarf that I made years ago, the blocks are set on point and spell out the word blessed, which is how I feel daily. Merry Christmas everyone.

  64. My Grandmother made stockings for her three children and their families (and so on) They are all identical. My mom’s stocking is over 80 years old! I know it’s Christmas when these are hung.

  65. Love the storage containers. My favorite Christmas decoration is a small nativity set which I place on a small wool mat.

  66. My favorites are all the ornaments my parents got me yearly as a child and then the ones we collect while traveling. I also have the old cardboard houses that were my mothers as a child that I love to use and are coming back in style

  67. My favorite decoration is an ornament my Mother-in-Law brought us when she visited New Zealand when she was 86. She lived to age 100!!!

  68. My favorite Christmas decoration is an old lighted church with stained glass windows that wound up and played “Silent Night “. That song was my grandfather’s favorite Christmas carol. My grandparents used to have it sitting on their t.v. and when us kids were old enough to wind it without breaking it, my grandpa would let us wind it and let it play. It brings back wonderful memories of growing up and spending Christmas at my grandparents home. Every year after eating dinner and putting food away and doing dishes, we would gather around the piano and sing Christmas carols, and always end by singing Silent Night. 🌠

  69. My favorite Christmas decoration is my Thomas Kincaid Christmas village. So lovely when it’s all lit up in the evening— so peaceful and calming to me.

  70. My very favorite thing that always goes on the Christmas tree, is a little wooden ornament all made out of popsicle sticks that my daughter made when I think she was in kindergarten. It is about 5 sticks across glued to 2 sticks for the back to brace it and red and gold glitter sprinkled all over the front. In my eyes, it is the most beautiful ornament EVER! P.S. She is now in her 40’s.

  71. My favorite decoration is the Christmas quilt started my my grandmother in the later 40s and finished by myself and her, quilting it together. Always brings me joy through the Christmas season. Debbie

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  72. My favorite Christmas decoration are the wool red birds that I put on my tree each year. I found a pattern a long time ago and made these red felt birds all year long and also gave one to each member of my family.

  73. My favorite are 3 special Christmas quilts I’ve made over the years. Since I only use them about a month they seem like a gift when I pull them out of the closet. Even though my taste in colors has changed they are still beautiful,!

  74. My favorite Christmas decoration is my husband’s Santa baby doll that he received in 1953, the year he was born. It has the sweetest face. I love your red and white quilt and the tinsel tree!

  75. My favorite decoration is the garland on my mantel. I have pictures of the people that I love and fun Christmas memories in small red frames nestled among the greenery. I love to hang those photos on the garland every year!

  76. Darling wooden binding thread containers! My favorite Christmas decoration is my Grandmommie’s old plaster nativity set. I have a cousin who is 4 days older than me, and at our family Christmas Eve parties we would both rearrange the nativity the way we liked it throughout the night. Eventually she had several beautiful nativities, but this was my favorite and I was so thrilled the day she gave it to me. One of the wisemen has lost a nose and the legs of the little manger have broken off. I still store it in a cardboard box with her old address on it. It is one of my treasures. Geandmommie was 97 when she died 9 years ago.

    Have a fun weekend with Nick in Vegas. Hope you get to see our friend, Val.You should have great weather!

  77. My favorite Christmas decoration is my almost life size Nativity set that goes on the front porch. We put a spotlight on it and it is very serene and beautiful. While houses around us have their blow up decorations, ours is very simple and beautiful!

  78. Thanks for this chance, Lisa. My favourite decoration is my tree! and our Christmas stockings that my aunt made for my family is a very close second. You have the most beautiful house!!

  79. I have a string of red and green stuffed hearts that a friend made me many years ago in a guild gift swap. They are made in calicos and just make me smile every time I see them. I hang them in my dining room Thanksgiving night and leave them until New Years. I can remember the fun of that party every time I get them ready to hang. We had so much fun and laughed all night. Food was great too!

  80. It’s hard to pick a favorite so I guess it would be my 9ft tree with all the ornaments I’ve collected over the past 40 years. It’s so fun to reminisce about each one as we decorate the tree. I love decorating for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you Lisa and your family. 🎄🎅🏻🎁

  81. My favorites are Wolfman and The Mummy ornaments (Dracula didn’t make through a falling tree episode) because who can say the have monsters on their tree!

  82. My favorite Christmas decorations are the wool stockings I made for my grandchildren. They really look great on the mantel each year! Merry Christmas Lisa!

  83. My favorite decoration is the Navity I had as a kid. We were allowed to play with it and took Jesus on many adventures. When I set it up it brings favorite memories. I love seeing your posts, don’t get tired of them !

  84. My favorite Christmas decoration is a small ceramic choir boy that also is a bell. We’ve had it since I was a small child. Hanging it every year brings back many memories. Will add a picture after I get the tree up and decorated this weekend. Work travel and illness have slowed me down this year. Thanks for running the 12 days again!

  85. My favorite decoration are the family stockings I hang on my staircase. I started making Christmas stockings when my first child was born and then started making and selling them at Christmas every year. I would take orders for stockings out of my uncles restaurant. I’ve made over 1,000 over the years.

  86. I love decorating for the holidays with my quilts. I have an antique red, green and white quilt on the dining room wall. I like to study the detail of it each time I sit at the table. A cream and red embroidered quilt is over the back of the couch. It is a beautiful quilt. A friend gave it to me several years ago. It does have 2 holes in the center of the quilt. Apparently, a mouse claimed it sometime in the past and chewed the holes to make a nest. I am not sure it can be repaired. I do treasure the handwork someone did in making this quilt and I have forgiven the mouse for trying to create a special home for her family.

  87. Many, many years ago my sister found a baby Jesus and gifted it to me – it looked like it came from a nativity set. It isn’t signed, nor has it a stamp of any kind, but I’ve been told that it was probably a test piece from the Hummel company. My sister paid 50 cents for it at a school fair. It has a place of honor in my nativity set.

  88. My favorite decorations are 2 Santa’s that were my grandmother’s. They always bring back wonderful memories from when we were kids and the excitement of Christmas.

  89. My favorite Christmas decorations are the crystal ornaments that we have collected over the years. I love the way they reflect the tree lights at night and the sunlight during the day.

  90. My favorite decoration this year is the red truck, I have two of them on my black lacquered piano under three red poinsettias sitting on a new red truck table runner I just made, with your wool red truck ornament and a red truck tin box.

  91. Love these, I can always use more storage and the handles will come in so handy. I’ve been looking for something for my car to keep it organized. Thanks Lisa!

  92. I love my cast iron tree. A couple of years ago I saw an add for a swirly cast iron Christmas tree. I am the only one who likes it though. It is set up in my living/quilt room, and since I am the only one in there it works for me. I love cast iron. Merry Christmas to all and enjoy the holiday with friends and relatives.

  93. I love the hand made decorations from swaps with quilting friends and the ones my kids made best, especially when they used handprints.

  94. My favorite christmas decorations both remind me of my maternal grandparents. The first is a vintage Santa with a plastic face . I was always drawn to it at my grandma’s and it was the one thing I wanted when her household was dispersed. Another favorite is a scissor-motion style wooden German Santa and elves ornament that my grandparents gave our family when I was little. My oldest daughter will inherit that one day. Unfortunately, no one treasures the Santa like I do. My kids say it is scary.

  95. My mom gives me the gift of Decorating my house for Christmas every year. She comes and sets up my whole formal living room top to bottom with beautiful decorations consisting of greeneries and feathered birds. It wouldn’t get done without her!

  96. My favorite Christmas decoration is a simple but beautiful Nativity set that was a wedding present from a dear aunt. Nothing else goes up until that graces the mantel. It stays up until Greek Christmas, and I’m not Greek! lol In our commercialized society Christmas is quickly replaced with Valentine’s Day & Easter; I savor the Spirit of Christmas long after the holiday rush is over. Of course, once the Nativity is on display, out come the quilts, Santas, angels, elves, garland, baskets, ornaments for my year round Prim tree, sleighs with bows & skates, etc, Blessings!

  97. My favorite Christmas decorations are my ornaments that have been made by my quilting friends, I love looking at them and seeing the dates they were made 20-25 years ago. I try to make a few more every year to add to my tree. So I guess I really like my tree the best. Merry Christmas!!!

  98. My favorite decoration is my Christmas pyramid that my mom and I brought back from the Christmas markets in Germany. It is so much fun to light the candles and see it spin.

  99. I have an ornament with my girls’ picture that was taken in 1982. It hangs front and center every year! Makes me smile just thinking about it!

  100. I have a stuffed Santa I made in 1982 that is toddler size. I absolutely love it. I’ve made a few extra for close friends also, real fur and all!

  101. My favorite decorations are like ornaments for the trees or quilts I made for my family every year that come out to make part of the celebrations and enjoy the fond memories with them. i loved the tinsel tree but more the ornaments on them. wanted a close up picture. loved the candy cane wall art and the quilt on the dining table.

  102. My favorite Christmas decorations are the various quilted pieces I have made through the years with my best friend / quilting buddy, Linda!

  103. I have a few things of my Grandmothers that I like to put out. I have old German ornaments that I always put on my tree. I also have an antique Santa that holds a coke bottle that my Grandmother always displayed.

  104. Is the photo of your home Lisa? I would love to know how you floor was done… Thanks for any information! Kathy

  105. The ornaments my children made when they were young are right up there. My next favorite is a Christmas present wall hanging I made many years ago from a buggy barn pattern.

  106. Lisa your tinsel tree looks great on the red/white quilt on your table. My favorite Christmas decoration is a sweet little angel tree topper I made decades ago. It reminds me of the one my grandmother had on her tree.

  107. My favorite decoration is groups of lighted Christmas trees everywhere throughout the house. Love the light over your dining room table…I have the same one in my lake home.

  108. My favorite decoration is a big wooden bowl filled with pinecones, second is the wooly tree I made last year.

  109. My “old” favorite Christmas decoration is a Santa block exchange quilt that was done in 1998. It features 9 fabulous Santas and several Christmas trees. My “new” favorite decoration is the “Like Father Like Son” reindeer pillow that was featured in your Christmas open house this year. I’ve had so many compliments on it! Thanks for the cute pattern!

  110. My favorite Christmas decoration is a tiny pink felt stocking ornament made upon my birth by my great aunt. She glued sequins around the edges. As far as I know, that’s as close to sewing as she ever got!

  111. My favorite decoration is my 4 foot hot pink Christmas tree with hot pink lights, I keep that one in my kitchen with my glass fruit and vegetable ornaments.

  112. My favorite are little ceramic mice ornaments that my Mother made years ago when she was doing ceramics. She’s long gone now but they have a front row on my tree. One is an angel, one is grandma sitting in a chair knitting, one a choir singer, one a stocking with two sleeping mice babies, and the last one a one in jammies holding a candle. Sooo cute

  113. My favorite Christmas ornament is the hardanger angel on the top of my tree. My sister made it and gave it to me on my first Christmas alone after a difficult year. It’s the first item I put on the tree and the last item off each year.

  114. We never grow tired of you. I cant narrow it down to just one favorite, everything about Christmas is my favorite. Vegas is one of my happy places. Enjoy. Becky Stevens casper wy

  115. My favorite decoration is a Hallmark set of 5 “Happy Tappers” , electronic music and dancing when they are hooked together. My grandchildren love them

  116. My favorite is our Christmas tree. It’s full of ornaments our daughter made when she was young (she’s now 48!), given to me by friends, or collected from our travels. I love to leave the room lights off and just watch the soft lights of the tree. Hope you have a wonderful getaway and a very Happy Holiday season.

  117. My favorite Christmas decoration is an old Santa in a plastic sled that my Grandmother gave to my husband & I the first Christmas we were married. It has some artificial greens tucked around Santa in the sled. That was 41 years ago and my grandmother was 100 yrs old. It’s kind of shabby now but I love it anyway because it brings such wonderful memories!

  118. My favorite decoration is a nativity set I made in Camp Lejeune North Carolina when my husband was stationed there with Force Troops. I went to the craft room, bought slip by the gallon, had to pour it in molds, bake it, finish and paint. I love it yet. My name is on each piece and it’s a full set. Wish I could send a picture…

  119. My mother did counted cross stitch stockings for each of my daughters for their first Christmas, now 34 years ago. They are the first things that I hang on the tree along with a tiny pair of shoes they both wore on a ribbon. I am blessed to still have my mother with me, celebrating her 95th year this holiday season. Merry christmas everyone!

  120. My favourite is a wall hanging I made. The pattern is by Nancy Halvorsen and it is a manger scene with the embroidery “Joy to the world, the Lord is come-Let earth receive her King”.

  121. Hard to choose a favorite decoration. But I would say the old ones which bring back floods of memories are my favorites. They may be worn and cheesy but still holds special places in my memories of Christmases past.

  122. My favorite Christmas decoration is a Snowman doll that my don bought for me at a craft show. I tuck him into a wreath over my fireplace and he’s always sming down on me. Warms my heart!

  123. I have a 6’ Nutcracker I call the dead guy because when I bought him I felt like I had a dead guy in the back of my SUV
    Geri

  124. My favorite Christmas decoration is the ceramic nativity set my mother-in-law made many many years ago. I set it up every year. It’s such a special reminder, not just of the reason we celebrate Christmas, but also it’s a reminder of how special my mother-in-law was!

  125. The little pinecone elves from when I was a child in the ’50s and ’60s. Every year my mother made a “candy house” and I loved all the little creatures she populated it with.

  126. My favorite decoration is a lighted tree. Then the Nativity. I love early mornings and late nights sitting in the dark with my lighted tree.

  127. It’s hard to pick just one favorite…top of the list would be wooden pyramid we bought when we were stationed in Germany in the mid-90’s. It’s starting to show a little wear and tear and it’s hard to find replacement candles for it, but I love it!

  128. I have a “culinary Santa” bearing a tray of gingerbread men, he has his black and white chefy checked pants and chef’s toque on….he’s on the kitchen table, watching me in my sometimes frantic Christmas prep mode….he makes me smile! He’s from my sister, who has breast cancer…I’ll treasure him always.

  129. I would have to say my handmade quilts, cross stitch and wool pieces. They bring memories of when I made them and friends I stitch with.

  130. My favorite Christmas decoration is a nativity scene purchased at a craft fair. They are soft sculptures with no facial features. The creche is built with barn wood by my husband. The camels won my heart and I had to have the whole set. Wish I could post a photo!

  131. It’s our wool stockings that I made with your pattern. I hang them on the knobs of our antique looking rough wood TV cabinet.

  132. I have so many! A needlepoint Nativity that I did for my parents in 1979…which I have on an easel at the foot of our tree, wool applique Christmas stockings for my grandchildren, Santas everywhere! 🎄

  133. My son was born on Christmas Eve and came home from the hospital in a red and white Christmas stocking!
    That is my favorite decoration and we display it every year.

  134. I can’t do without my collection of nutcrackers. When my daughter was young, we always attended a production of The Nutcracker Suite, and she always insisted that her favorite large nutcracker should come with us. Since he resembled the nutcracker in the production, I couldn’t refuse. He always attracted the attention of the other children there. Today, that nutcracker lives at her house – and I have an assortment in various sizes that decorate the house every Christmas. So – they’re definitely my favorite decoration!

  135. I married my husband when his kids were teenagers and there was more tension than peace in the house for a long time. Twenty years later my favorite decoration is a table wreath my oldest stepdaughter made me for our first Christmas together. For me the wreath is hope and the faith that things will be ok.

  136. Hard to choose a favorite, love our many nativity sets and thr Christmas tree with lots of lights. And snowmen are lovely too. Have to have my quilts, have 3 and then a few more in the making. Just love Christmas. Have fun in Vegas!

  137. I love my new wooly tree that I made but my favorite ornaments are the ones we made as kids that I still put on my tree 50 years later ❤️

  138. I can’t come up with a favorite. I like everything I have. I couldn’t part with any of it and I have a lot. I like new things as well, but can’t part with my old. If I really had to pick, it would be my entire tree. My tree is filled with memories. I started collecting ornaments in the 70’s when I had first my job. then of course kids, vacations, gifts, they all mean something to me. So I guess if I really had to pick, it would be my tree. 🙂
    Merry Christmas

  139. I have a special pink ornament that was my mom’s it goes front and center every year so I can easily see it. She passed when I was young.

  140. My all-time favorite decorations are the crocheted snowflakes and angels my mom has crocheted for me. They mean the world to me. She is getting to the point now that it’s harder for her to do crocheting so now they are even more precious!

  141. I love anything old fashioned! From tinsel and ceramic trees, bulbs, and Christmas stockings. I have an old fashioned tree and many items on there remind me of my childhood.

  142. I can’t pick one. I love everything Christmas. I have to say though that Christmas trees are my favorite. It always makes me feel a little sad when its time to put away the Christmas decorations. Everything looks a little bare for a while when the Christmas decorations come down.

  143. My favorite is my Christmas goose. Its just a Canadian goose decoy that I put a ribbon around her neck and some Christmas foliage in a hole in her back. She sits by my front door every year.

  144. For many years I was part of a handmade ornament exchange group. When I decorate my tree each year it is so wonderful to reminisce about the friends who made those ornaments.

  145. After being married 52 years (as of Dec. 17th), I could not possibly pick a favorite. I have way too many!! But the ones that were handmade by a friend or family member hold a special place in my heart.

  146. My favorite decoration is a small fold-up nativity scene, purchased by my parents when they were newlywed and the war made things like that very scarce. It brings back such great memories of childhood Christmases.

  147. My favorite Christmas decoration is a plate of cookies. Every year I make 15-16 different kinds – usually 10-12 are family favorites and then I try out a few new ones. That tray of cookies seems to really make it seem like Christmas.

  148. I love, love, love Christmas and decorating the house for it. I think our tree is my favorite . Ornaments range from my children’s ( who are now in their forties – oh my!) first Christmas to my grands’ (who are 19,16, & 13) to new ones I seem to have to collect every year. It just brings back so many wonderful memories of Christmases past and present.

  149. Our Christmas decorations are not complete until the Nativity set is up. I have several displayed and enjoy looking at them throughout the season.

  150. Love those red and green quilts!! In fact, I am in love with the red and white quilt you have on your table. Can you please let me know if there is a pattern for this?

  151. My jingle bell wreath! It was my Dad’s that hung on his front door. It was his favorite because it reminded him of sleigh bells that he would harness on his team.

  152. Guess I am a traditional gal – I love the green and red Christmas colors. I enjoy making a different tree ornament each year since my children were born – 47 and 49 years ago – one for each of them. As they married I gifted each of them their ornaments. As for me, I enjoy trees of all sorts and sizes. And poinsettias!

  153. My favorite decorations were made by my now grown children when they were in elementary school. Pipe cleaners, paper doilies, popsicle sticks, glitter and sequins! All with the school photo with missing teeth, quirky hair cuts and memorable clothing choices. Thank you elementary school teachers everywhere.

  154. My favorite Christmas pieces are my Grandmothers crocheted Christmas Ornaments. Every time I put them on the tree warm memories come back of my family – just what Christmas is all about!!!

  155. My favorite decoration is a clear ornament with an “angel feather” in it given to me in remembrance of my Mother, who, despite little money as kids, always made Christmas special. I know she and my Dad sacrificed things for themselves to let us 6 kids have a simple, but nice Christmas. We thought nothing of the fact Santa brought toys to share….

  156. My favorite decoration is an ornament that was on my mother’s tree the entire time I was growing up. I was never fond of it–it’s a bunch of glass bells. The year before my mom passed, my husband asked my mom why this particular ornament was so special. My mom went on to tell him that my dad had stolen it off a Christmas tree at a huge party they were at after my mom commented on it. He presented it to her after they arrived home. When I was growing up, my father was a humbug. He did not celebrate Christmas with the rest of the family. I can barely imagine him going to a party and stealing an ornament to make his wife smile. It helped me understand why my mother married my father.

  157. My husband has a kaleidoscope with a Christmas ornament and evergreen insert. The patterns from the greens and red, white ornaments are beautiful to look at.

  158. My favorite decoraton is 2-8″ miniature Christmas trees I decorated in memory of my father and my dog in ’93 when both passed away.

  159. My favorite decorations are the Christmas tree and the Christmas quilt “Home For the Holidays” I hang in the great room. I also love the nativity set I get to put on display each year.

  160. My favorite decoration is a Santa Claus ornament that has been on our Christmas tree at least since I was born. Lucky you finding a tinsel tree – I’m still on the hunt for one.

  161. My favorite decorations are all things 12 Days of Christmas related. I have ornaments, figurines, dishes and even quilts!

  162. My favorite decoration is a little pillow my son colored on fabric in pre-school. He just turned 34! Lisa I also love silver trees. My mom put one up each year with blue bulbs and a light wheel!

  163. My favorite decoration is a tree ornament bought many years ago at a local craft sale. It is a pig angel, with a lace dress, halo and playing a small harp! She is about 5″ tall and always a favorite of my boys when they were small. I had 2 and recently gave one to my oldest son, who is celebrating his first Christmas with his new wife.

  164. My gingerbread tree, decorated with gingerbread people and candy ornaments, all ready for the gingerbread house decorating party for the grandkids and adults too!

  165. My favorite Christmas decorations are small “Christmas” wall hangings that can hang in different areas of the house. Small, so they fit about anywhere.

  166. My very favorite is my collection of The First Family with baby Jesus. I can leave those up all year around and enjoy them. My next favorite is my snowman collection, both softies and others; with I can leave up all winter and enjoy. Since I grew up in the midwest and snow country, I can appreciate all the snowmen but not the cold which comes with them. Merry Christmas to all!!!

  167. My favorite decoration this year is the glass, sparkly christmas trees. They look like mercury glass! I have bought so many of them that my husband is worrying about where to store them. I keep telling him that I will figure that out later!

  168. I have to name a Favorite? like… just one ?! wow. I was given some of the Christmas cards that my grandmother received before she was married, and some that she and my grandfather received just after they were married. they are postmarked from 1927 thru 1932. I clip them onto a string and have them as a ‘banner’ across the front of my china cabinet. The style, artistry, and beauty of those old cards is so different than today’s cards. i love to look at them and be reminded of family history.

  169. I decorate very simply these days. All of my favorite ornaments grace the garland on the mantel. Many have sentimental value.

  170. My favorite are the ornaments on the tree as they finish my tree with the fond memories of family and friends and worldly travels over the years.

  171. My favorite Christmas decorations are definitely my nutcrackers. I collected them for years, especially the hand made ones from Germany. It is such a treat getting them out and enjoying them.

  172. We never get tired of you! I love my Christmas quilt, Santa & reindeer in the photo booth. Bought the pattern from you at the Houston International Quilt Festival a number of years ago. My son got tears in his eyes the first time he saw it. The quilt reminded him of all our photo booth shenanigans!

  173. My favorite is a snowman Christmas card holder which is the full size of my front door. My pretty cards can be shared with all who enter.

  174. SO many favorites….but the house would not be completely decorated if I didn’t have my father’s faux Christmas wreath up on the inside of our kitchen door.

  175. My favorite decoration is our “Charlie Brown Tree” — when we’re able to find one from a local market — we leave the mountain area tree-cutting to the younger folks these days! — everything else just falls into place. Enjoy your get-a-way and Merry Christmas!

  176. My favorite is an appliqued Christmas Quilt that I made several years ago! It’s one of my very favorites and hangs in my dining room area.

  177. My favorite decoration this year are a slew of cardinals. None of those lovely birds in eastern Washington state.

  178. My most cherished Christmas decoration are my grandparent’s ornaments. I always think of all the Christmases they have seen over the years. My grandfather lived to be 101, and just passed away 3 years ago.

  179. My favorite Christmas decorations are the hallmark ornaments I started for each of my kids….when they were born……jmh

  180. My favorite Christmas decorations are the hand knit stockings our daughter made for the entire family. She was leaving for the Peace Corps the end of October and asked if we could have an early Thanksgiving dinner. For the week prior she kept her bedroom door closed and told me it was off limits. The family had a big Thanksgiving dinner, and the next morning at breakfast she brought the well stuffed stockings to the table for an early Christmas. Each one is different, made especially for each member of the family. As our family has grown with the the birth of grandchildren, each received a stocking from their favorite aunt!

  181. Trees of all shapes and sizes…they can hold nothing or be decked to the nines. A tree holds the memories of seasons pasts and brings smiles and joy for the current season along with hope and excitement for the seasons yet to come.
    Merry Christmas

  182. I have a vintage white ceramic Christmas tree and 3 carolers with a church door backdrop (all ceramics – hard to explain) that my Grandmother made in 1958. I cherish these and put them out every year. She was a beautiful artist, sewist, quilter and rug hooker – she taught me how to sew!

  183. Hi Lisa, it’s tough… I have many… at the top… the Christmas mice handmade by my Grandmother, which include a caroling couple in their Christmas best dress, and mom, dad, and 4 little mice all in their Christmas PJ’s. Wish I could post a pic… they are adorable, and were her favorite to make and gift to loved ones. Also a tiny pine cone person my little sister made me when she was 11 years old (my Grandma helped her). So many lovely memories involving those I love! Hugs, Jakey

  184. My favorite decoration is a little set of 4-inch nine-patch blocks I made from Christmas fabric 40 years ago. Newly married, money was tight and our little apartment-sized Christmas tree looked so bare. Each evening I made a new block, lovingly layered batting and backing and stitched around it to make a new (read cheap) ornament. Even though I now how more expensive, matching decorations I still put the little handmade squares on the tree as a reminder of that first Christmas.

  185. This year, my favorite is our coffee table arrangement with the snowy, cozy lit, Hallmark Christmas in Evergreen house – surrounded by lit frosted snow globes and sparkly white berry arrangements and a cute little birdie with ear muffs on a sled.

  186. My favorite Christmas decoration is a set of Santa mugs from the 1960’s our family used for eggnog. At set of 12 – one for each of 10 kids and my parents. All are well used and loved and full of happy memories.

  187. Probably my favorite decorations are my nativity scenes. When my children were younger, they would fight over who got to put out which ones. (I have several)

  188. My favorite decoration for Christmas is everything! I love the lights and the trees i put all over the house. But one of my very favorite decorations are the ones my children made me when they were very young, i have kept them for almost 40 years! Now i have added my grandchildren’s ornaments they have been making me! Love every single one of them!

  189. My favorite Christmas decoration in the wool pointsettia wool project that I made (using Lisa’s Pattern). It is sitting on our coffee table and I just love it.

  190. My favorite decoration is the tree. It has ornaments from across the years, some handmade, ceramic ones my husband painted, some the girls made when they were small, some the grandboys made, some collections, most all with sweet memories.

  191. My favorite Christmas decoration is the angel tree topper that we’ve had since our first Christmas after marriage!

  192. The fresh cut tree! It’s what holds all the ornaments, many handmade or collected on trips, so that we can enjoy them once a year. And it makes the house smell like Christmas.

  193. It’s hard to pick a favorite Christmas decoration when there are so many this time of year. However, I love to decorate our home with all my Christmas quilts and wallhangings and nestle my hand carved Santas that my uncle made. Since he is no longer with us, the Santas bring back special memories of him!

  194. I have a Nativity set I purchased at a craft sale long before I owned a home. Every year when I put it up I remember back to the time when I was dreaming of spending Christmas in my very own home.

  195. An old battered and well worn cream and red quilt that I picked up at an antique auction. It looks amazing under my tree. Someday would like to make a St. Nick with the quilt.

  196. My favorite decoration is my set of Pfaltzgraf Christmas dishes that have a Christmas tree on them. They are stored in the open on the hutch. Both decorative and useful.

  197. My favorite Christmas decoration is a angel that sits on top of the tree. I got it from my mother years ago when she went to a smaller tree, the angel used to sit on the family tree when I was a child. brings back memories of past Christmas’s.

  198. My very favorite Christmas decoration was made by my daughter when she was 4 or 5. She took Elmer’s school glue and made a puddle, let it dry and thought it looked like a Santa face and hat, so she colored it with marker and put in a handmade cardboard frame 🙂 It never fails to put a smile on my face when I see it! Little kid art is just the BEST! 🙂

  199. My favorite Christmas decoration is my set of carolers made by the Simpich Doll Co. They closed their doors several years ago so I have not been able to add to my collection. We use to get a new character every year. Now I have to search on the internet in hopes of finding one.

  200. My favorite decoration is a brick that is painted with an old fashioned Santa. My husband found it years ago when he had a house painting business. He was on a job and found it in a dumpster. He was hesitant to bring it to me because of where he found it, but I love it. Whoever painted it was skilled and I love that he found it and thought I would love it. I do!

  201. I love the tablecloth (red and white) pictured in today’s blog. My favorite Christmas decoration is my Santa collection.

  202. My favorite Christmas decorations are the framed photos of my children. I take one every year from the time they were born – some in front of the Christmas tree and others with them sitting together – sometimes in a silly way or a “show you love each other” kind of way. It always brings back great memories to see how they have grown. Why do they grow up so fast???

  203. My favorite Christmas decorations are my cross stitch snowman ornaments I have made. I love adding to them and getting them out each year. Hugs,

  204. Favorite Christmas decoration is a vintage gold tinsel tabletop tree, with very old vintage paper ornaments. It makes me happy.

  205. My favorite Christmas decorations are all of the handcrafted ornaments made by my friends over the years that hang on my tree. After all this time, I still remember who made each ornament and it brings a special warmth to my heart.

  206. My favorite Christmas decoration would be the beautiful antique glass ornaments from Germany that my grandmother gave us. My favorite decoration that I made is a table topper, Christmas Glow, from Anka’s Treasures by Heather Mulder Peterson. My family waits for it to go up on the wall every year!

  207. The gaudy decoration my son made in kinder with bright coloured jewels on a tree shape background and his photo in the center – will always be precious and is this years favorite after he hung it on the tree with pride saying “this is special, because I am special”. Too right!

  208. My favorite decoration is my big vintage blow mold Santa from the 60s which I put next to my big 60s tinsel tree similar to yours! Love love the decorations from my childhood!

  209. My favorite Christmas decoration(s) are all the handmade ornaments made for me by my children, my mom, and my closest quilting buddy.

  210. My favorite was my daughter when she was little insisting she decorate everything, and watching her fuss over every little detail.

  211. My favorite decoration is the tree because it holds lots of handmade ornaments and ornaments we have gathered from places we have lived and visited. In other words, lots of precious memories.

  212. Without a doubt my nativity set is my favorite. I also have a set of “Noel” candle holders that were my Grandmas that are pretty special as well.

  213. Besides my tree, with all it’s vintage splendor…..my favorite Christmas decor are my Halmark house ornaments. I have been collecting them since they first came out in 1984. They reside on a chair rail that surrounds my kitchen walls. I enjoy putting them out every year and the grand kids love looking at them.

  214. My favorite decoration is my nativity set that belonged to my grandma. She loved Christmas and loved decorating her home. I remember she would always have angel hair surrounding the nativity. I love all the memories I have of spending Christmases at grandma’s.

  215. I have a lg basket filled with home sewn gingerbread men from brown felt. A string of white lights among artificial greens make a nice arrangement on my kitchen counter

  216. My favorite Christmas decoration is my Nativity stable. My husband made the stable from some old barn wood (from an old barn that was on the property we bought, we tore the barn down & he used some of the wood & made the stable & surprised me at Christmas!!)

  217. I too have a tinsel tree that I decorate with red ornaments! I had one growing up that my Mother would put a color wheel on it. I finally found one at a garage sale a few years ago and the box was so beat up I didn’t have much hope that the tree would be much better but to my happiness it was in very good shape right down to the brown paper sleeves the branches are stored in. What a great memory! Yours looks really lovely on your table 🙂

  218. My favorite Christmas decoration is and always will be a strand of old bubble lights from my maternal grandfather. I pack them away so carefully every year and so far these bubble lights have lasted since I was born in 1965. They truly are voices from my past that spend Christmas with me and I remember those ancestors who have celebrated the true spirit of Christmas before me!!

  219. My favorite ornament is a glittered baby buggy that I got back in the 50’s. I loved it then, and still love it to this day. It holds so many memories for me. And speaking of baby buggies, congrats on that new bundle of love you all just added. He is a doll. You need a baby buggy ornie to mark this year! Also those containers you are selling look just the right size for storing baby diapers in….just saying! Merry Christmas!

  220. It’s hard to pick a favorite decoration but a few years back we purchased personalized gingerbread ornaments for each person in our immediate family. Now when a new baby arrives we just order up a new “kiddie” gingerbread ornament. We have them grouped together on our tree and they make me smile every time I see them.

  221. I love my primitive hammered metal cardinal sign that says Merry Christmas
    Merry Christmas to you Lisa and your family!

  222. My Christmas village. And my other favorite is all the white lights we hang outside. The grandkids love them and we really love to make them happy.

  223. This year I made a Christmas tree quilt and Dresden wreath quilt. Will you have the thread boxes in the CA store? Love all your products.
    Sandy

  224. Love putting candle lights in every window of my large 2 story house. I leave them on all night as a beacon of love, light and welcome. It’s awesome to sit inside at night with just these lights on and contemplate.

  225. My favorite Christmas decoration is an old-fashioned Santa I bought to commemorate the last trip my mom and I made to Marshall Field’s in 2000.

  226. I love my Nativity that my husband gave me for our 1st Christmas but my favorite decorations are the old candles from my mother-in-law. I have angels, choir boys, trees, & a Santa. They are about 70 years old & were given out by the Socony-Vacuum Oil Co.

  227. My favorite was a ceramic Santa my mother made when I was pregnant with my first child. Everyone kept asking what names we had picked and bEcause we hadn’t picked out a name yet my husband said ‘tell them the name is Thumper’. So that’s the name my mom put on the bottom. ‘To Thumper from Gramma’

  228. My favorite Christmas decoration is a green small ceramic Christmas tree that has miniature lights. I had bought it for my Mom. She died in the summer and I never got to give it to her. It reminds me of my Mom. I keep seeing these Christmas trees on various blogs. They are very popular.

  229. My stuffed Santa doll will vintage looking quilted coat. He has a great face & beard! I’m not a big Santa collector but this guy is just wonderful. He has a special spot in the rocking chair in my kitchen. I’m always careful putting him away. Makes my heart sing when I bring him out in December. This year my grand baby will get to see him! 🙂

  230. My favorite decoration has to be the nativity set that my husband and I bought on our first Christmas many years ago. It also plays music when you wind the key in the back. Love it!

  231. When my mom was in an assisted living place, for Christmas I bought this tree with 3 elves. She loved it and kept it up well after Christmas because it was a “happy” tree and she loved the lights. When she passed away, I took it and now it’s my favorite Christmas decoration – it truly does make you happy just to look at it.

  232. My favorite decorations are the stockings I made starting with our sons in 1960 &1961. But what cinched it was when my Daddy and Father-in-Law both died, the mothers kept saying I was to go ahead with our Christmas Open House. I told them only if they came over for our Christmas in the morning and stayed for the Open House. When they both came over and we all opened our stockings, the whole family were almost in tears to find out neither of them had ever had one. They were born in 1909 and 1913, and this was their first stocking. I remember that Christmas every time I get the stockings out even though they are both gone now. But that’s what Christmas is all about. The memories.

  233. My favorite decoration is our Christmas Pyramid we bought at Kathie Wolfhart while stationed in Germany. It holds sweet memories.

  234. Although I have many beautiful Hallmark ornaments; my favourite commercial ornament is one that my mom purchased for my husband. It’s a fishing Santa that sits on a lower tree bough; plugged in to an outlet, his little arms go around and he reels a wee present up and down.
    Even more precious are the handmade ornaments on my tree. My girlfriend and I exchanged handcrafted ornaments that were quilted, folk art painted, cross stitched, knit, crochet, etc. for 26 years.

  235. I have a soft spot for the 2 ornament that used to adorn our family Christmas tree since I was a baby. The plastic (I guess plastic was high tech trendy back in the 1950s. LOL) bell & ball shapes pale in comparison to all the glass hand-blown & glittered ornaments, but they are most treasured because they remind me of all the wonderful childhood Christmases spent with my family around the Christmas tree. My family is no longer with me, but each year when I unpack these slightly tacky & faded ornaments I feel like I am seeing old friends who I have missed during the year..

  236. My favorite decoration is my porch pots for the outside and a 2feet framed snowmen picture for the inside done in counted cross stitch made by my mom who passed away 2 1/2 years ago.

  237. I collect vintage Christmas salt and pepper shakers. I love unwrapping and putting them on display every December. My Scottish Grandparents gave me my first ones when I was a teen. It is Mr and Mrs Claus sitting on a bench and kissing.

  238. It’s not just one decoration it is many that I made when I was in elementary school, things that my grandmother use to send us, a ball headed clown that my son bought my mom when he was in elementary school (scared looking) and a Santa face my daughter made when she was in elementary school.

  239. My favorite is the tinsel on the tree. I have been saving my tinsel for a few years now. Not being made anymore. Tinsel…just brings many memories to mind. Thank you for letting me share.

  240. I have so many favorite decorations at Christmas! I LOVE snowmen and I have a few I look forward to getting out but my favorite thing is pulling out my Christmas quilts and table toppers! So many memories in each one and that warmth of the connection each has to someone or some time with family and friends!!

  241. I would say our Christmas tree. If it’s a busy month, like this year, I may not decorate much. The Christmas tree is the one decoration that is always displayed no matter how busy I am. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  242. When I was little my dad bought me a stuffed “elf on the shelf” at the dime store when I BEGGED him to -he couldn’t resist his little girl’s pre Christmas plea! That was about 54 yrs ago -my dad passed away about 10 years after that and I still have that elf out every Christmas. Its pretty worn, a little dirty, my husband thinks its creepy but I think very happy thoughts of that Christmas with my dad when I see that elf!

  243. One of my favorite holiday decorations is a small nativity my brother gave me years ago. He purchased it on a trip to Mexico. Every time I gaze upon the creche I think of the Christmas’ with my family. My brother would definitely smile if he knew what sentiments this tiny gift brings to my heart. Enjoy your Christmas!

  244. My favorite decorations are my quilty items. I try to have something in every room that I have made over the years. It’s fun to drag out all these goodies and remember their history.

  245. My favorite decoration is a very old porcelain figurine that I got from my grandmother that I call my Christmas Lady. My grandma would be 113 yrs old if she were alive today but she is watching every year when I put my Christmas Lady out!

  246. My favorite Christmas decorations are my nativity sets and tree ornaments. Unpacking the storage boxes each year is a trip down memory lane. Some are handmade gifts; some were collected from our various Air Force assignments in the states and overseas; some from special vacations; some I have made; some my daughters made when they were younger; but all of them are special and remind me of places, events, friends and family. I am blessed!

  247. Our Christmas tree is my favorite! I have many handmade ornaments from over the years — some made by me & others made by friends & gifted to me! I had a least 1 new ornament per year that reflects either one of my many interests or one of my husband’s interests! Our tree is loaded with ornaments. I love it! So many ornaments that we don’t need garland or tinsel! Just tons of various ornaments & lights!

  248. I collected Willeraye figures for years. The artist died so they don’t have them anymore. But I love them. I also have a large framed picture of Santa Claus from Kirklands that I adore. I just asked my husband what his favorite was and he said anything the kids made.

  249. We have a large ornament collection. There are so many favorites, but we have some that my husband made as a young boy. One was made when he was in kindergarten and is a “macaroni stocking” spray painted red with cotton balls at the top of the stocking. We also have some walnuts that were painted gold and silver and matching ribbon used to hang on the tree. They are old and simple but carry so much meaning. So many others remind of us different points in our lives as well as family who are no longer with us. Each year makes our tree special.

  250. My favorite Christmas decoration is the Christmas stocking that was made by my mom many years ago. I believe it was made with a pattern from a magazine. My stocking is in the shape of Mrs. Claus, while my sisters and brothers were shaped like Santa, a toy soldier, and an angel.

  251. Lisa!
    Your tree and table decoration is gorgeous.
    My favorite decoration is an ornament of Bambi. I’m in my 70s and that ornament still means the world to me. All my childhood Christmas memories come back.
    Merry Christmas!
    Love,
    Mary

  252. Favorite Christmas decoration is my new wool applique Merry Christmas quilt. Love it hanging for the first of many years to come.

  253. I have made Christmas stockings for each family member. The latest one was repurposed for our newest grandson from the stocking my mom had made for me as a young child from a flannel Santa pre-printed stocking panel.

  254. Love your tinsel tree! I just purchased a large lantern and placed a battery-operated candle inside. Those battery candles are great! They have a timer setting on them so that the candle turns off and on automatically! Love them!

  255. I love Christmas….everything brings a smile to me…. my son and then his son….followed me in we always made a gift for the very special family members and friends…. so my favorite Christmas decoration has to be 55 years ago my son made a birds nest with a red cardinal sitting on beans ( the eggs of course) and a clip clothespin on the bottom to use to pin to branch of tree…. now the second favorite is the one his son made – by looking at the one his dad made…. so I have both on my tree….and must say – my favorite…….. Merry Christmas….

  256. Some of my favorite Christmas decorations are my handmade ornaments; some made by the kids, family, great friends and me. They always bring warm memories.

  257. my favorite Christmas decoration is a Santa that my Mom hand carved for me and my siblings and also I made a Santa out of an old cutter quilt years ago.

  258. Decorating has been late this year as we have been sharing some nasty germs.. ughhh. It has been fun to finally get them out. My favorite things to pull out are the Christmas quilts & wool runners. Thanks for always providing so much inspiration!

  259. My favorite Christmas decorations is the Grand kids Christmas tree. Lights and the grand kids ornaments are the only thing I put on that tree. Every year I purchase a new ornament for each grandchild that represents either a gift they received that year from “Nanny Claus” or a special event that occurred to them that year. I write them a special message inside each of the boxes that the ornament comes in. I plan on giving the grand kids their ornaments upon their wedding day. Hopefully, they will read those cherish messages each Christmas that I wrote and remember how much I loved each of them.

  260. My favorite decoration is a battered ‘deer’ made from some log pieces and branches for legs. He stands about 3 ft and is very carefully balanced, don’t nudge him! He has some lovely fake holly and berries tucked between is antlers, one of which has been glued back together. I love him.

  261. My favorite decoration is my tree. I have hallmark ornaments that my mom has given me for years until she passed away. I also have a sister who has given me sister ornaments for years and continues to do so. She lives in Switzerland so I don’t always get to see her so when I put these ornaments on the tree it brings back great memories. And I have a collection of snowmen buddy ornaments that date back over 25 years. Each snowman has a different animal with it. Instead of putting them on the tree I place them on a credenza to make like a wintery scene. My other ornaments that I love are homemade by my late mother-in-law and aunt-in-law.

  262. My favorite decoration is my tree. I always decorate it with ornaments both old and new. I love bringing out my ornaments that hold special meanings each year. The caddy organizers look like they would be very handy to have. They are very cute too.

  263. My favorite Chrismas decoration is our Nativity set and manger. We bought the manger the first year were married, it’s special to us.

  264. My favorite Christmas decoration is a Santa Claus doll about 12 inches high with a red velvet, fir-trimmed suit, white boots with bells, and a beard that really looks like white beard hair. It was my Mom’s Santa. I wish I could send you a picture of it!

  265. I have a 80 yr old brush tree 18 in high that was my grand mother’s. I put my snowman collection around the tree which is our favorite color.

  266. What a beautiful table! Love the quilt and your tinsel tree as well. My favorite decorations are my kid’s “First Christmas” ornaments. I always wanted to be a mom and I treasure the two I have.

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